Deflazacort: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
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DEFLAZACORT belongs to the class of glucocorticoids. DEFLAZACORT is used as an anti-inflammatory agent and immunosuppressant to treat inflammation associated with arthritis, asthma and allergies, problems related to kidney, skin, digestive system, heart, eyes or blood and in transplant operations to suppress the immune system. 

Common side-effects

• Weight gain
• Excess body hair
• Stomach pain
• Constipation
• Cough

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Take DEFLAZACORT irrespective of the meals daily at the same time for best results.
• Shake the bottle well before use.
• Take DEFLAZACORT as dose prescribed by your doctor with oral dispenser and slowly add into a glass of milk or juice and mix well. You are recommended to consume immediately after mixing.
• After 1 month of first opening the bottle, you are advised to discard any unused portion of DEFLAZACORT.
• If you are taking any other medicines such as aspirin, insulin, dietary supplements or herbal products, you are advised to inform your doctor before taking DEFLAZACORT as these medicines might interact with DEFLAZACORT.


Q. How does DEFLAZACORT work?
A. DEFLAZACORT is an anti-inflammatory agent and immunosuppressant which belongs to the class of glucocorticoids. DEFLAZACORT is used to reduce inflammation in several diseases. DEFLAZACORT works by increasing the levels of corticosteroids in the body thereby decreasing inflammation and protects the body from self-damage by suppressing immunity.

Q. Is DEFLAZACORT safe for children?
A. DEFLAZACORT is safe for children above 5 years of age. DEFLAZACORT is not recommended in children below 5 years as the safety and potency are not reported so far in children below 5 years. DEFLAZACORT contains benzyl alcohol as a preservative that is not approved for children below 5 years as benzyl alcohol may cause certain adverse effects in children such as low blood pressure, fits, slow heart rate, blood disorders, liver and kidney failure. However, consult a child specialist before giving DEFLAZACORT to children.

Q. Can I take DEFLAZACORT with ibuprofen?
A. No, you are not recommended to take DEFLAZACORT with ibuprofen as taking together might lead to adverse effects such as ulceration, bleeding, inflammation, light-headedness, red or black stools, severe headache, weakness and dizziness. However, consult your doctor before taking DEFLAZACORT with other medicines.

Q. Is DEFLAZACORT a steroid?
A. Yes, DEFLAZACORT is a steroid which belongs to the class of glucocorticoids. DEFLAZACORT is used as both anti-inflammatory agent and immunosuppressant.

Q. Can I stop taking DEFLAZACORT on my own?
A. No, please do not stop taking DEFLAZACORT on your own. Discontinuing DEFLAZACORT suddenly might lead to a withdrawal syndrome known as adrenocortical insufficiency with symptoms such as joint pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, weight loss or muscle pain. Therefore, you are recommended to consult a doctor before discontinuing DEFLAZACORT.